Former Gov. Sonny Perdue is president-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of agriculture.
Former Gov. Sonny Perdue is President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of agriculture.

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is likely less than a week away from being confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the nation’s 31st Secretary of Agriculture. His confirmation could come as early as April 24.

One thing for…

sonnyperdue2_406x250The Senate agriculture committee approved former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as the 31st secretary of agriculture Thursday, sending President Trump’s nominee to the Senate floor for confirmation.

Perdue cleared the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on a voice vote with only Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, voicing opposition to the former…

The pairing of Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue with Michael Doyle as USDA’s undersecretary for food safety might seem like a natural.

Perdue is a former Georgia governor and Doyle is the University of Georgia’s Regents Professor of Food Microbiology. Doyle recently stepped down as the head of UGA’s Center for Food Safety, which he…